Sunday, October 11, 2015

Week 3 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2015-16 Week 3 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. CBS 7.20/12 rating/share (-7% in rating from first four nights week 2); #2. NBC 4.87/8 (-10%); #3. ABC 4.66/8 (-8%); #4. Fox 3.14/5 (-10%); #5. The CW 1.12/2 (+75%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 11.450 million (-8% from first four nights week 2); #2. NBC 7.682 million (-12%); #3. ABC 7.096 million (-3%); #4. Fox 5.113 million (-10%); #5. The CW 1.784 million (+82%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 2.51/8 rating/share (-16% in rating from first four nights week 2); #2. NBC 1.88/6 (-19%); #3. ABC 1.77/6 (-5%); #4. Fox 1.70/6 (-11%); #5. The CW 0.72/2 (+132%).

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 2 (9/28/15-10/4/15, LIVE+SD). NBC won the week in A18-49, thanks to Sunday Night Football, as NBC did a 2.70 rating.  CBS was #2 with a 2.11 rating. Fox was #3 with a 1.84 rating sparked by an NFL overrun, while ABC was #4 with a 1.79 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 10.334 million, with NBC #2 at 9.297 million.  ABC was #3 with 6.772 million and Fox at #4 with 5.341 million.

For season to-date (9/21/15-10/8/15, LIVE+SD), NBC is #1 in A18-49 with a 2.51 rating, followed by CBS at #2 with a 2.33 rating. ABC is #3 with a 1.75 rating and Fox at #4 with a 1.71 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 10.810 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 8.804 million, ABC #3 with 6.904 million and Fox #4 with 4.843 million.

Back to week 3 (Oct. 5-11), read our full night-by-night analysis followed by how the sitcoms did! GREAT showings are in BOLD. If they are in bold in both total viewers and 18-49, then it is very impressive:

Week 3 (Oct. 5-11) Analysis

Last Sunday (Oct. 4)(Week 2)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM11,807,00015,044,000(3,237,000)1.412.88(1.47)vs. 730-9P
NFL Post GameCBS7:22PM
The MuppetsABC7:00PM2,407,000
2,407,000 0.54
Dark Swan Rises SpecialABC7:00PM
Animation DominationFox7:00PM
The MuppetsABC7:30PM2,664,000
2,664,000 0.78
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM6,757,0008,302,000(1,545,000)2.323.00(0.68)
The OTFox7:30PM13,279,0002,510,00010,769,000 4.901.233.67 vs. Bob's Burgers
Madam SecretaryCBS8:00PM11,794,000
11,794,000 1.41
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM5,379,0005,925,000(546,000)1.821.800.02
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM12,664,00011,905,000759,000 4.434.380.05
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM6,016,0003,279,0002,737,000 2.681.531.15
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM24,184,00022,072,0002,112,000 8.758.130.62 831-1143P
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM4,103,0003,140,000963,000 1.911.520.39
The Good WifeCBS9:00PM9,248,000
9,248,000 1.23
Blood & OilABC9:00PM5,275,0006,363,000(1,088,000)1.261.36(0.10)
Family GuyFox9:00PM3,562,0002,866,000696,000 1.731.470.26
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM3,302,0003,136,000166,000 1.451.410.04
CSI: CyberCBS10:00PM6,786,000
6,786,000 0.99




This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM15,396,00015,231,000165,000 3.853.820.03
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM11,819,00011,040,000779,000 1.751.630.12 8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM12,152,00012,086,00066,000 3.283.36(0.08)8-10P
Penn & Teller Fool UsCW8:00PM1,362,0001,341,00021,000 0.400.370.03
Life in PiecesCBS8:30PM8,909,0008,712,000197,000 1.891.94(0.05)
ScorpionCBS9:00PM9,952,0009,495,000457,000 1.841.680.16
Minority ReportFox9:00PM2,075,0002,565,000(490,000)0.690.89(0.20)
Whose LineCW9:00PM1,216,0001,194,00022,000 0.440.400.04
Significant MotherCW9:30PM616,000667,000(51,000)0.200.21(0.01)FINALE
NCIS LACBS10:00PM7,995,0007,662,000333,000 1.181.19(0.01)


This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The MuppetsABC8:00PM4,851,0005,783,000(932,000)1.661.97(0.31)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM8,875,00013,603,000(4,728,000)2.243.74(1.50)8-10P REPEAT
The FlashCW8:00PM3,584,000
3,584,000 1.43
iHeart Radio SpecialCW8:00PM
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PM4,849,0004,735,000114,000 1.821.690.13
The GrinderFox8:30PM3,150,0004,982,000(1,832,000)0.961.52(0.56)
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM14,181,00012,862,0001,319,000 1.751.710.04
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC9:00PM4,318,0004,902,000(584,000)1.641.72(0.08)
The VoiceNBC9:00PM


Scream QueensFox9:00PM2,968,0003,465,000(497,000)1.181.42(0.24)
1,530,000 0.69
Best Time Ever/NPHNBC10:00PM4,452,0005,992,000(1,540,000)1.301.89(0.59)

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The MiddleABC8:00PM7,304,0007,913,000(609,000)1.992.16(0.17)
The Mysteries of LauraNBC8:00PM7,196,0007,355,000(159,000)1.101.23(0.13)
2,670,000 1.09
iHeart Radio SpecialCW8:00PM
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM6,600,0007,389,000(789,000)2.102.38(0.28)
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM9,081,00010,075,000(994,000)1.712.03(0.32)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM7,987,0008,723,000(736,000)2.722.96(0.24)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM7,003,0006,728,000275,000 1.551.72(0.17)
1,940,000 0.86
Code BlackCBS10:00PM6,832,0008,581,000(1,749,000)1.161.54(0.38)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM6,485,0006,652,000(167,000)1.481.70(0.22)

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
CBS NFL KickCBS8:00PM8,577,00011,281,000(2,704,000)2.463.64(1.18)
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,124,0008,582,000(458,000)2.192.33(0.14)
Heroes RebornNBC8:00PM4,412,0005,004,000(592,000)1.251.58(0.33)
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM1,379,0001,107,000272,000 0.600.360.24 PREMIERE vs. Flash(R)
CBS Thursday NFLCBS8:30PM15,075,00019,435,000(4,360,000)5.026.92(1.90)826-1127P
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM3,269,0003,456,000(187,000)0.990.980.01
The OriginalsCW9:00PM894,000838,00056,000 0.390.280.11 PREMIERE vs. Arrow(R)


How To Get Away W/MurderABC10:00PM7,217,0007,529,000(312,000)2.172.33(0.16)
The PlayerNBC10:00PM4,427,0004,578,000(151,000)0.880.95(0.07)

Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM5,887,0005,983,000(96,000)1.101.22(0.12)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,315,0006,549,000(234,000)1.301.220.08
2,704,000 0.80
The PlayerNBC8:00PM
1,608,000 0.40
955,000 0.30
Masters of IllusionCW8:00PM
Dr. KenABC8:30PM5,777,0006,714,000(937,000)1.301.48(0.18)
2,419,000 0.80
The GrinderFox8:30PM
Masters of IllusionCW8:30PM
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,903,0009,245,000(342,000)
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,768,0006,817,000(1,049,000)1.501.69(0.19)
RosewoodFox9:00PM1,498,0001,197,000301,000 0.400.40- REPEAT vs. Scream Queens(R)
America's Next Top ModelCW9:00PM990,0001,066,000(76,000)0.300.37(0.07)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM10,469,00011,414,000(945,000)1.201.33(0.13)
20/20ABC10:00PM4,560,0004,437,000123,000 1.001.08(0.08)



Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM
Saturday Night FootballABC8:00PM


- 8-11P
Live from New York!NBC8:00PM
College FootballFox8:00PM
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM

Sitcoms in green did excellent for the week, while yellow indicates OK showings and red is not good! This is sorted by adults 18-49:

Week 3 (Oct. 5-11) How the Sitcoms Did
(Sun comedies are previous week and Fri/Sat are prelim ratings)
Sorted by 18-49 Rtg
TitleNetworkTimeDayTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes

The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMMon15,396,0003.85
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed7,987,0002.72
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun6,016,0002.68
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed6,600,0002.10
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed7,304,0001.99
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun4,103,0001.91
Life In PiecesCBS8:30PMMon8,909,0001.89
Fresh off the BoatABC8:30PMTue4,849,0001.82
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun3,562,0001.73
The MuppetsABC8:00PMTue4,851,0001.66
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun3,302,0001.45
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri5,777,0001.3
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,315,0001.3
The GrinderFox8:30PMTue3,150,0000.96
The MuppetsABC7:30PMSun2,664,0000.78REPEAT
The MuppetsABC7:00PMSun2,407,0000.54REPEAT
Significant MotherCW8:30PMMon616,0000.20FINALE
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun

Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun

2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon

Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon

The Odd CoupleCBS8:30PMThu


Angel from HellCBS9:30PMThu

Truth Be ToldNBC8:30PMFri

Uncle BuckABC8:30PMFri

The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

New GirlFox9:00PMTue

The Guide to Surviving LifeFox9:30PMTue


SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research

Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, April 9

Young Sheldon - "A Slump, a Cross and Roadside Gravel" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon and Georgie mine for platinum in roadside gravel. Also, Mary is concerned when Missy misuses religion to help with a batting slump.

Man with a Plan - "Adam's Big Little Lie" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Adam promises not to lie to Andi again but finds himself in a tough spot when he has to cover for Joe.

Mom - "Hot Butter and Toxic Narcissism" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy regrets fleeing the scene after hitting a parked car. Also, Bonnie’s therapist, Trevor (Rainn Wilson), offers tools to help her better communicate with Adam.

Broke - "Jobs" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Jackie encourages Javier and Elizabeth to get jobs so they can contribute financially to the household, Javier gets work as a ride share driver, with Luis’ help, and Elizabeth is employed as a personal shopper. Also, Jackie worries Sammy will get hurt by becoming so close with his uncle Javier.

Last Man Standing - "Garage Band" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A car restoration article throws Mike, Chuck, and Ed into the spotlight, while leaving Joe feeling unappreciated; Ryan overreacts after taking Kyle's psych test.

Last Man Standing - "A Bedtime Story" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mike tries to avoid hurting Vanessa's feelings due to her snoring; Mandy goes overboard preparing for the arrival of Kristin and Ryan's new baby.

Superstore - "" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Valloweaster" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The squad competes in an effort to determine who is the greatest human/genius.

Will & Grace - "We Love Lucy" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Will claims living with Grace is like Ricky living with Lucy. When Karen and Jack hear this, they each claim that they are the Lucy of the group. Grace, Karen, and Jack each imagine themselves as Lucy (during “Vitameatavegamin,” “Chocolate Factory,” and “Grape-Stomping”), with Will as the Ricky to all of them. Lucie Arnaz and Leslie Jordan guest star.

Indebted - "Everybody's Talking About King and Queens" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Debbie decides to become a certified life coach to help her and Stew get out of debt and immediately make waves in Dave and Rebecca’s lives. Stew rejects Joanna’s help while trying to come up with a great new as-seen-on-TV product.

Better Things - "High Man. Bye Man" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam goes to the weed store and visits her brother; Frankie and Sam eat ice cream.

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Thursday, April 9

  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Catch Don on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12:05am on ABC.
  • Regina Hall (Black Monday/Grandfathered) - Regina appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12:05am on ABC. She will also be on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Jane is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Abby Elliott (Indebted/Odd Mom Out) and Adam Pally (Indebted/Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Abby and Adam are guests on A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig will be on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Casey Wilson (Marry Me/The Hotwives/Happy Endings) - Casey appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Danielle Schneider (The Hotwives) - Danielle is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Victor Rasuk (How to Make It in America) - Victor previews the new series The Baker and the Beauty on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kim Fields (The Facts of Life/Living Single) - Kim appears on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Christine Baranski (Happy Family/Welcome to New York/Cybill) - Christine will be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Tim Robbins (The Brink) - Tim is a guest on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy appears on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Daniella Monet (Baby Daddy/Victorious/Listen Up!) - Daniella cooks lentil soup on a repeat of Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.

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